Crutchlow 20th after first day in Austrian GP

13 August 2021 - Latest news
Crutchlow 20th after first day in Austrian GP

For the second time in two weeks, PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team faced mixed track conditions at Spielberg with sun, rain and hail all featuring. Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow ended the opening day of the AustrianGP 14th and 20th respectively. Crutchlow continued to build on his experience aboard the PETRONAS Yamaha SRT machine throughout FP1. Setting a fastest lap of 1min 25.295secs, the Brit ended the session 20th. Cal opted to wait for a short while before heading out on track on FP2, but started to improve his lap times as the track started to dry. As with all riders, Crutchlow was unable to improve upon his FP1 time and ended the opening day of AustrianGP action 20th.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P20 – 1.25,295

Last week we had an issue with rear grip in the race and we think we might have found the reason why, but it became our main focus today. It’s good that we understand it a bit more and it means we can continue our programme now, to hopefully find more speed in both wet and dry conditions. I feel confident that I can though. Obviously going from testing where you have all day to two 45-minute sessions is difficult, especially with this afternoon being wet. I’m looking forward to the rest of the weekend and let’s see what we can achieve.

Results FP1

PosRiderTeamFastest lap
1Johann ZARCOPramac Racing1’22.827
2Joan MIRTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1’23.625
3Alex RINSTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1’23.730
4Takaaki NAKAGAMILCR Honda IDEMITSU1’23.790
5Aleix ESPARGAROAprilia Racing Team Gresini1’23.841
6Fabio QUARTARAROMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP1’23.865
7Alex MARQUEZLCR Honda CASTROL1’23.881
8Francesco BAGNAIADucati Lenovo Team1’23.903
9Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda Team1’23.967
10Jorge MARTINPramac Racing1’24.044
11Pol ESPARGARORepsol Honda Team1’24.097
12Enea BASTIANINIAvintia Esponsorama1’24.237
13Luca MARINISKY VR46 Avintia1’24.330
14Valentino ROSSIPetronas Yamaha SRT1’24.335
15Miguel OLIVEIRARed Bull KTM Factory Racing1’24.347
16Brad BINDERRed Bull KTM Factory Racing1’24.492
17Jack MILLERDucati Lenovo Team1’24.528
18Danilo PETRUCCITech 3 KTM Factory Racing1’24.755
19Iker LECUONATech 3 KTM Factory Racing1’24.792
20Cal CRUTCHLOWPetronas Yamaha SRT1’25.295